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Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots

Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots
Gaerne Balance Oiled Dual Sport Boot
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Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots

We get the call at least once a week: I have a DXKRLGZS 400/650/800/950/1200. Do you have a boot that is softer than an MX boot, but has more protection than a street touring boot? Something that will keep me from breaking my ankle but will let me walk? We do, and it is one of the best boots in the world: The Gaerne Balance.

We gush over Gaerne Balance boots so much because they blend super high quality materials - this cannot be overstated - with great fit, good protection, and just enough flex to comfortably wear and walk in, all day.

The Balance are made from MX boot leather, which is about 30% thicker than street boot leather. They have sturdy buckles and enough height to clamp onto your lower leg firmly. These factors distribute twisting force up through the boot structure. A plastic shin plate reduces the amount of fold / distortion in the leather, stiffening it further. On the other hand, they are light in weight and have a soft, easy-to-walk-in sole. They split the middle ground perfectly between street boots and MX boots.

Gaerne probably has the best fit in the world, and the comfort of these is outstanding. The entire upper of the boot is made from 5 pieces, so very few seams. This allows the boot to crease without pressure points. Best of all, they have a wide toebox, and are great for people with wide feet (unlike Sidi's...).

There are two versions of the Balance: this is the Oiled version, with an oiled leather that is a little softer, and features a waterproof liner. There is also the Pro Tech version, which uses standard leather, is a little stiffer, non-waterproof, and costs about $100 less. Both are BOMBER recommended.
  • Super-high quality full grain oil-tanned leather - probably the best boot leather in the world
  • Wide toebox - great for wide footed riders
  • 3 alloy replaceable buckles
  • Waterproof / breathable Drytech liner
  • Gum rubber sole for grip and easy walking
Other BOMBER Reviews Average BOMBS Rating review  Launch All Reviews 5 39
starrating perfection
they look sharp, the materials are quality, and they're outrageously comfortable. the first time i wore these was for four hours in 78° and my feet were comfortable and dry the entire time. highly recommended. for reference, i wear a 9.5 nike, 9 red wing and the gaerne 9s are perfect. buy them.
  Reviewed by:   from oakland, calif.. on 6/25/2015
starrating Really excellent boot!!
These are extremely comfortable and well made. I've only done a few rides with them - but no complaints. I wore them around the house the first day and they are instantly comfortable. The sizing was right on - I normally wear size 9.5 for street shoes and ordered the size 9's - perfect. Brian is really awesome to do business with - made a personal call because my order was quite large and made sure that everything was what I had in mind - and it was. I will be giving these guys as much business as possible. Also: these boots were substantially cheaper on this site - I think almost $100 less than other sites I checked.
  Reviewed by:   from Beaverton OR. on 5/28/2015
starrating WOW Fantastic customer service!
Yesterday I talked with Brian about the correct size of boot to order. After some discussion he recommended a size 12. Today (that is right, one day later) they showed up on my doorstep and they fit! It's winter and I won't ride with them for a while, but I had to tell everyone that is thinking of doing business with Atomic-Moto that these folks rock! Ride Well
  Reviewed by:   from Nashville, IL. on 3/5/2015
starrating Great boots!
I watched the video over and over and thought that the comfort description had to be "relative comfort". I was wrong. These really are exactly as described. Beyond comfortable to wear with a large, roomy toe box, I've even worn them driving the car. Sizing was perfect, I bought the same size as I would normally buy for any footwear. I haven't had an opportunity to test the water proof features but expect that normal leather care will be required. I'd buy these again in a heart beat.
  Reviewed by:   from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. on 12/16/2014
starrating Love these boots!
These boots are very comfortable. By far, the most comfortable motorcycle boots I have ever owned. I would definitely buy these again!
  Reviewed by:   from Redmond, OR. on 12/13/2014
starrating Famously comfortable and waterproof
We spent a month in Alaska this fall riding in numerous days of torrential rain of biblical proportions. These boots kept my feet warm and dry the whole trip. And they sustained no damage when I had a low side at 45 mph on the Kenai peninsula. Exceptional boots. I'd buy them again.
  Reviewed by:   from Bend, OR. on 12/1/2014
starrating Best Boots I have ever worn.
These are by far the most comfortable boots I have ever owned and I have been riding a long time.
  Reviewed by:   from Texas. on 9/28/2014
starrating Nice boots dude
Way better than my Redwings I replaced. Decent support, quality leather, instantly comfortable, great style for around town, easy on, easy off. Lots of good things! They are warm boots, being tall, leather, with a waterproof liner. Some people talk about the price, but being made in Italy instead of china, the price seems quite fair. My only regret is not buying these sooner!
  Reviewed by:   from VeeTee. on 5/23/2014
starrating Fantastic Boots!
I purchased these boots for commuting, touring and adventuring. Don't let the price shock you, the quality is phenomenal and worth every penny. The boots fit true to size, toe box accommodates wider feet. I have larger calves from bicycle riding, but I'm still able to tuck my pants into these boots. Extremely comfortable. Would highly recommend them.
  Reviewed by:   from Toronto, Canada. on 5/22/2014
starrating most comfortable boot I have ever owned
I have wide feet and have a hard time finding boots that fit. these are the most comfortable motorcycle boots I have ever owned.
  Reviewed by:   from Chino Valley Arizona. on 5/19/2014